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Can I get help installing aircrack-ng-1.2-beta3/aircrackng-1.1 in a detailed form? Im using Ubuntu 14.04.

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As mentioned in the answer by BillGates, Aircrack-ng 1.1 is in the repos.

To install 1.2-beta3, you need to download the source:


Extract it:

tar xzf aircrack-ng-1.2-beta3.tar.gz

Change into the directory:

cd aircrack-ng-1.2-beta3

Make sure you have the build-essentials package installed to be able to compile programs. Then start compiling:


You might encounter some missing libraries along the way, for example you might see something like this:

common.mak:85: *** Cannot find development files for any supported version of libnl. install either libnl1 or libnl3..  Stop.

To solve these errors, install all missing development libraries, for example, libnl-3-dev for this one.

When it's done, you can run Aircrack from this directory or install it system-wide:

sudo make install
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Seems somme libraries are needed, in my case : sudo apt-get install libnl-3-dev libnl-genl-3-dev libssl-dev – Jean-Christophe Meillaud Sep 15 '14 at 15:47

I formatted my computer and obviously I had to reinstall all programs. When installed aircrack-ng again, I realized that there are more dependencies to install, some are suggestions and others are installed by default.

sudo su

enter your password, then install all dependencies, Here the list

apt-get install build-essential libssl-dev libnl-3-dev libnl-genl-3-dev
dpkg-dev g++ g++-4.8 libc-dev-bin libc6-dev libstdc++-4.8-dev zlib1g-dev
debian-keyring g++-multilib g++-4.8-multilib gcc-4.8-doc libstdc++6-4.8-dbg
glibc-doc libstdc++-4.8-doc libalgorithm-merge-perl libssl-doc 

after that, update your system

apt-get update

when this install is done you can start the aircrack install, like this

tar -zxvf aircrack-ng-1.2-rc4.tar.gz
cd aircrack-ng-1.2-rc4
make install    

and you will get aircrack-ng up and running. Now the success is guaranteed

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Aircrack-ng 1.1 is in the official Ubuntu Repository

Open a terminal by pressing Ctrl+Alt+ T

Then copy and paste the following command in the terminal.

Then press Enter.

sudo apt-get install aircrack-ng

Edit :

To resolve your problem, run a update before installation.

sudo apt-get update
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That's one of the many commands that I tried looks like aircrack is no longer in the universal reposotories. – user298130 Jul 11 '14 at 18:16
Sorry and thanks for the help it did work looks like i tried more complicated codes. – user298130 Jul 11 '14 at 18:18
@user298130 welcome. – Dumindu Mahawela Jul 11 '14 at 18:20
Ok so now that ive installed it i cant seem to find an icon or anything to run the program any suggestions? – user298130 Jul 11 '14 at 18:23

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